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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Ethernet Switches

90%
14 Ratings
9.3

MikroTik Routers and Switches

93%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Ethernet Switches

90%
1 Rating

MikroTik Routers and Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

MikroTik Routers and Switches

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

MikroTik Routers and Switches

85%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is a name well known in the IT field. The technology is tried and true and they have built a reputation on a solid platform. Though many people do not like the cost of the devices and the continued fees associated with long term ownership, you get what you pay for. I dont hesitate to recommend Cisco because I know people will get a solid product that will last a long time.
Dean Aceto II | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Easy setup and configuration. While the web UI has its quirks, setting up VLANs and other tasks which can be exceedingly complicated on other switches, are much easier on Cisco SG switches. You also have the ability to upload an existing configuration to switches, which can speed up the task of deploying many identical switches.
  • Features for the price. Getting a 48 port L3 switch with PoE+ for less than $2,000 is a great value.
  • Reliability. We have hundreds of the SG switches in dozens of client sites, many in harsh conditions, and they just keep going.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
  • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
  • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
  • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • The web UI has taken a turn for the worse with the latest firmware on the SGx50 models -- the bifurcation between basic and advanced modes and the changes to the way VLANs are modified is a step backward in my opinion.
  • The power bricks on smaller models are enormous. I'm sure, however, keeping this circuitry external to the switch is what keeps my switches running year after year in hot environments.
  • Fans can be a bit loud on larger switches -- this is true of pretty much any 1U device though.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Ethernet Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

MikroTik Routers and Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco Ethernet Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
for their relialiabilty
Paolo Della Mea | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik Routers and Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MikroTik Routers and Switches

MikroTik Routers and Switches 8.5
Based on 3 answers
There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
Tanner Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is more enterprise level, more reliable, and generally more feature rich but also very expensive. That being said old or refurbished Cisco switches are much more affordable and in comparison to even new switches from the competitor they are still a great value even though they are used. I like Ubiquiti switches as well but Cisco is usually better overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Failure on Cisco Switches, from my experience, is rare in the first 5 years the device is up.
  • I have see the Cisco 6500 switches go 5 years without a reboot, which is nothing short of amazing.
  • The service that you get is top notch and available 24/7, and you really cannot put a price on that.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

MikroTik Routers and Switches

  • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
  • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
  • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
Marcin Chabowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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